My Five things this week are:
- garden gates
- bird baths and houses and feeders (okay, that really is three things but what's a girl to do?) :D
- garden whimsy
(P.S.) thank you Pinterest today for all of the lovely dream gardenscapes
This is what I would like my garden to resemble in the front of the house... someday.
No my actual house does not look like this... this is my house below. Can't you just see that arbor and fencing and flowers in front of my house?!
Please pardon all the work in progress...
Oh dear, me oh my, do I want a white arbor, a red arbor with a green gate or perhaps
a red gate and a white arbor? Do I really want a gate? Hmmm.
Well, since I have a red front door I suppose the best would be a red arbor with a green gate - it would fit perfectly with my converted barn home...
Then of course there are the little things to inject a little whimsy into the garden... all gardens I think should exhibit a little bit of whimsy. How about this fountain that does not require either water or electricity to run the pump? There is a tutorial for this that you should really check out.
Now this bird feeder is just screaming for me to make several for my barn garden...
or perhaps one of the following examples. Thank goodness for creative minds... :D
The birds of course need somewhere to hang their "Home Sweet Home" sign
And how cool is this? A burlap bag instead of a felted knitted bag, fill it with soil and flowers and voila'!! Hmmm, only, what door knob would I hang it from?
And, isn't this the cutest thing? It's made with a rusty old tea kettle and yes,
there is a tutorial to make it here
A few birdbaths around the garden are always nice tucked in between the flowers ( I have a secret love affair going with brick at the moment)
I certainly have places in the back yard to tuck beauties like these -
on my old stone wall would be perfect but this is definitely not on this year's list... hmmm, is it?
Oh and what's a country garden without a swing? I'm sure I have a pinned tutorial on making a backyard swing...
This would look so lovely as a side entrance to the garden,
okay minus the palm tree in the back right corner as we haven't had palm trees probably since the Jurassic period
Oh my gosh, this would be so great in between two raised beds to add vertical growing space!!!
And, and, and... well as you can see I have a really good case of gardening fever!
Thanks for popping by for a quick visit...